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1 birdfont (2.8.0) stable; 2 3 * Speed optimization in font export 4 * Faster search queries in the Unicode Data Base. 5 * Better parsing of SVG files generated with Illustrator 6 * Dialog for importing a folder with SVG files 7 8 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue May 19 15:04:13 CEST 2015 9 10 birdfont (2.7.0) stable; 11 12 * Stroke 13 * Round line caps 14 * Bug fixes 15 16 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed May 13 16:11:44 CEST 2015 17 18 birdfont (2.6.2) stable; 19 20 * Bug fixes 21 22 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Apr 25 14:04:17 CEST 2015 23 24 birdfont (2.6.0) stable; 25 26 * A tool box in the recent files tab 27 * Bright and dark color themes 28 * Bug fixes 29 30 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Apr 24 11:15:23 CEST 2015 31 32 birdfont (2.5.1) stable; 33 34 * Bug fixes 35 36 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Apr 15 19:52:35 CEST 2015 37 38 birdfont (2.5.0) stable; 39 40 * Export settings 41 * Curve orientation 42 * Bug fixes 43 44 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Apr 13 16:45:00 CET 2015 45 46 birdfont (2.4.4) stable; 47 48 * Bug fixes 49 50 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 31 11:00:00 CET 2015 51 52 birdfont (2.4.3) stable; 53 54 * Bug fixes 55 56 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 57 58 birdfont (2.4.2) stable; 59 60 * Bug fixes 61 62 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 63 64 birdfont (2.4.1) stable; 65 66 * Bug fixes 67 68 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 69 70 birdfont (2.4.0) stable; 71 72 * Contextual ligature substitution 73 * Kerning strings 74 * Bug fixes 75 76 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 24 22:09:00 CET 2015 77 78 birdfont (2.3.2) stable; 79 80 * Bug fixes 81 82 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 21 17:43:16 CET 2015 83 84 birdfont (2.3.1) stable; 85 86 * Bug fixes 87 88 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Mar 20 18:23:31 CET 2015 89 90 birdfont (2.3.0) stable; 91 92 * Customizable color themes and better icons 93 * High contrast settings for better readability 94 * Fixes for problems in TTF creation and other bugs 95 96 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 18 14:46:30 CET 2015 97 98 birdfont (2.2.0) stable; 99 100 * Customizable guides 101 * Bug fixes and many small UI improvements 102 103 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Mar 9 13:01:03 CET 2015 104 105 birdfont (2.1.0) stable; 106 107 * A new spacing tab 108 * Improved Beziér editing 109 * Side bearing metrics in edit view 110 * Key bindings for zoom in and zoom out in kerning tab 111 * Bug fixes 112 113 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 7 14:49:19 CET 2015 114 115 birdfont (2.0) stable; 116 117 * New UI layout 118 * New zoom tool 119 * Improved background import 120 * Customizable short cuts 121 * New tab for changing font name 122 * Illustrator SVG import and other bug fixes 123 * Load bf fonts faster 124 125 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Dec 26 14:24:07 CET 2014 126 127 birdfont (1.8) stable; 128 129 * Fix compability with Inkscape 130 * Bug fixes 131 132 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Nov 6 12:13:15 CET 2014 133 134 birdfont (1.8) stable; 135 136 * A new Beziér drawing tool 137 * Move paths independent from handles or along handles. 138 * Bug fixes 139 140 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 18 15:13:52 CEST 2014 141 142 birdfont (1.7) stable; 143 144 * Fixes a critical spacing bug and bugs in the drawing canvas. 145 146 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Oct 10 15:28:26 CEST 2014 147 148 birdfont (1.6) stable; 149 150 * Ligature substitution, (Open Type Feature, GSUB table) 151 * Input characters by unicode value in kerning tab 152 153 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 5 22:16:36 CEST 2014 154 155 birdfont (1.5) stable; 156 157 * Bug fixes 158 * A new XML parser 159 160 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 27 19:08:27 CEST 2014 161 162 birdfont (1.4) stable; 163 164 * Bug fixes 165 * A complete Czech translation 166 167 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 21 13:19:55 CEST 2014 168 169 birdfont (1.3) stable; 170 171 * A bug fix 172 173 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 22:53:12 CEST 2014 174 175 birdfont (1.2) stable; 176 177 * Bug fixes 178 * Generate fonts compatible with Microsoft Word on Mac OS 179 * Command line utility for autotracing images (birdfont-autotrace) 180 181 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 18:11:42 CEST 2014 182 183 birdfont (1.1) stable; 184 185 * Bug fixes 186 * A tool for moving the canvas 187 188 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 7 09:44:48 CEST 2014 189 190 birdfont (1.0) stable; 191 192 * Autotrace – convert raster images to vector fonts 193 * Simplify paths. Deleteing points reduces the number of control points while 194 still keeping the same approximate path. Use Ctrl+Del to break the paths. 195 * Spacing classes that copies side bearings and kerning pairs from one glyph 196 to another. This feature makes it easier to create fonts with only upper 197 case characters as well as mono spaced fonts. 198 * Copy and paste multiple glyphs in the overview tab. 199 * Redo command 200 201 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 3 13:36:00 CEST 2014 202 203 birdfont (0.47) stable; 204 205 * Oblique and italic transformation 206 * Improved overview tab 207 * Compability with CS6 208 209 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 17 16:43:24 CEST 2014 210 211 birdfont (0.46) stable; 212 213 * Copy and paste side bearings 214 * Support for many more languages including Japanese with CMAP format 12. 215 * Tools for adjusting side bearings in the kerning tab 216 * A tool for moving objects to the baseline 217 * A spin buttons for moving objects to a specific coordinate, rotating 218 objects and resizing paths. 219 * Bug fixes 220 221 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 15 16:52:50 CEST 2014 222 223 birdfont (0.45) stable; 224 225 * A bug fix for quadratic control points in TTF files 226 227 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 7 20:08:40 CEST 2014 228 229 birdfont (0.44) stable; 230 231 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 232 233 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Aug 6 21:45:44 CEST 2014 234 235 birdfont (0.43) stable; 236 237 * Fixes TTF export bug 238 239 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jul 31 18:52:14 CEST 2014 240 241 birdfont (0.42) stable; 242 243 * Parse transform directive in SVG import. 244 * A new command line utility that makes it possible to import a set of SVG 245 files to a bf font file (birdfont-import). 246 * Crop rotaded and resized images. 247 * Better conversion from SVG files to TTF fonts. 248 * Important bug fixes. 249 * Load, save and export fonts in background threads. 250 * Faster TTF export 251 252 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Jul 28 16:04:20 CEST 2014 253 254 birdfont (0.41) stable; 255 256 * Retain the angle of a control point handle while adjusting the length 257 * Parse round corners and stroke endings in SVG files 258 * Fixes bugs in the SVG import code and elsewhere in order to improve 259 compability with potrace and Illustrator 260 * Delete and undo for kerning pairs 261 * Complete Ukrainian and Spanish translations 262 263 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jul 5 21:36:04 CEST 2014 264 265 birdfont (0.40) stable; 266 267 * Bug fixes 268 269 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 28 15:02:02 CEST 2014 270 271 birdfont (0.39) stable; 272 273 * Bug fixes in the kerning code 274 275 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 26 22:04:19 CEST 2014 276 277 birdfont (0.38) stable; 278 279 * Many bugs and memory leaks have been fixed in this version 280 281 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jun 8 16:12:17 CEST 2014 282 283 birdfont (0.37) stable; 284 285 * Font size settings in the kerning tab 286 * A new SVG parser 287 * Compatibility with many Microsoft Windows applications 288 * Bug fixes 289 290 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Apr 10 16:09:59 CEST 2014 291 292 birdfont (0.36) stable; 293 294 * Paste letters in the kerning tab 295 * Settings for the freehand tool 296 * Bug fixes 297 298 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 22 16:47:45 CET 2014 299 300 birdfont (0.35) stable; 301 302 * A new tool for drawing freehand shapes with the mouse 303 * Bug fixes related to conversion from SVG to TTF 304 * Fixes crash bug in SVG import code 305 306 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 19 20:24:14 CET 2014 307 308 birdfont (0.34) stable; 309 310 * Solves kerning issues and other bugs. 311 312 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Feb 14 14:20:12 CET 2014 313 314 birdfont (0.33) stable; 315 316 * Background images on new versions of Mac OS X and other bug fixes. 317 318 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Feb 12 21:22:18 CET 2014 319 320 birdfont (0.32) stable; 321 322 * Touch screen friendly interface 323 * New tools for adding and moving control points 324 * Icons in 320 dpi 325 * French translation 326 * Bug fixes 327 328 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 11 08:53:15 CET 2014 329 330 birdfont (0.31) stable; 331 332 * Bug fixes 333 334 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 13 19:53:02 CEST 2013 335 336 birdfont (0.30) stable; 337 338 * Bug fixes 339 340 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 11 18:39:13 CEST 2013 341 342 birdfont (0.29) stable; 343 344 * Groups of paths and control points 345 * Speed optimizations 346 * Bold and italic styles 347 * Bug fixes 348 * TTF units 349 * Paste in place and paste at cursor 350 351 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Sep 10 12:51:33 CEST 2013 352 353 birdfont (0.28) stable; 354 355 * Kerning classes 356 * Copy and paste paths between windows 357 358 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Aug 24 22:12:04 CEST 2013 359 360 birdfont (0.27) stable; 361 362 * Rotate paths 363 * Flip path 364 * Convert segments to lines 365 * Symmetrical control points 366 * Use glyphs as backgrounds 367 368 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 11 16:33:47 CEST 2013 369 370 birdfont (0.26) stable; 371 372 * Bug fixes for Mac OS X 373 374 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 4 18:28:40 CEST 2013 375 376 birdfont (0.25) stable; 377 378 * Bug fixes 379 380 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 1 23:08:20 CEST 2013 381 382 birdfont (0.24) stable; 383 384 * New overview tab 385 * Two control point handles for quadratic paths 386 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 387 * Bug fixes 388 389 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jul 31 14:34:12 CEST 2013 390 391 birdfont (0.23) stable; 392 393 * Bugfixes 394 395 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 19:25:00 CEST 2013 396 397 birdfont (0.22) stable; 398 399 * Bugfixes and many changes to make BirdFont run on Mac OS X 400 401 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 01:24:00 CEST 2013 402 403 birdfont (0.21) stable; 404 405 * Bugfixes 406 407 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 22:45:40 CEST 2013 408 409 birdfont (0.20) stable; 410 411 * Descriptive fields in TTF fonts (like version number and name) 412 * Kerning for both Chrome and Firefox 413 * Read TTF font instead of SVG font in html template 414 * Bugfixes 415 * Improved translations 416 417 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 14:13:25 CEST 2013 418 419 birdfont (0.19) stable; 420 421 * Descriptions from the Unicode Character Database 422 * A new file format (.bf replaces .ffi) 423 * Bugfixes 424 * Two quadratic points with a hidden point in between creates a quadratic path with two line handles 425 * Quadratic points is now the default 426 * Scrollbar 427 * TTF export on MacOS 428 * French translation 429 430 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 20 16:15:08 CEST 2013 431 432 birdfont (0.18) stable; 433 434 * Bugfixes 435 436 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 26 16:28:20 CET 2013 437 438 birdfont (0.17) stable; 439 440 * Macports validation 441 442 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 443 444 birdfont (0.16) stable; 445 446 * Correct location in ID loadcommand for Macports 447 448 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 449 450 birdfont (0.15) stable; 451 452 * Macports file 453 454 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 455 456 birdfont (0.14) stable; 457 458 * Bug fixes 459 460 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 24 17:43:00 CET 2013 461 462 birdfont (0.13) stable; 463 464 * Quadratic Bézier paths 465 * Edit SVG fonts 466 * Open OTF and TTF fonts with freetype2 467 * Open Type kerning (GPOS pair adjustment positioning subtable) 468 * Bugfixes 469 * Spanish translation 470 * Russian translation 471 * Italian translation 472 * Brasilian Portuguese translation 473 474 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Feb 23 19:56:51 CET 2013 475 476 birdfont (0.12) stable; 477 478 * Bug fixes and updated test suit 479 480 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jan 31 19:01:04 CET 2013 481 482 birdfont (0.11) stable; 483 484 * Bug fixes 485 486 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jan 30 09:25:10 CET 2013 487 488 birdfont (0.10) stable; 489 490 * Bug fixes 491 * Move paths with keyboard 492 * Backup and crash recovery 493 494 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jan 27 20:38:32 CET 2013 495 496 birdfont (0.9) stable; 497 498 * Color 499 * Adjustable control point size 500 * Select all path 501 * Resize all selected paths 502 * Import SVG files from Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator 503 * Move control points with keyboard 504 * Bugfixes 505 * Join paths 506 * German translation 507 * Chinese translation 508 509 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jan 26 13:57:48 CET 2013 510 511 birdfont (0.8) stable; 512 513 * Copy and paste paths from inkscape 514 * Export SVG files 515 * New build system on top of Eduardo Schettinos doit 516 * Dutch translation by Sven Santegoeds 517 518 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Dec 26 23:00:43 CET 2012 519 520 birdfont (0.7) stable; 521 522 * New icons 523 * Bug fixes 524 * Menu 525 * Internationalization 526 527 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Dec 8 14:40:08 CET 2012 528 529 birdfont (0.6) stable; 530 531 * Improved TrueType outlines 532 * Resize paths 533 * Bug fixes 534 535 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 28 18:38:35 CET 2012 536 537 birdfont (0.5) stable; 538 539 * Move multiple control points 540 * Draw path from both ends 541 * New edit commands 542 * Man pages 543 544 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 20 19:52:27 CEST 2012 545 546 birdfont (0.4.1) stable; 547 548 * Edit filled paths 549 * Bug fixes 550 551 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 19 15:37:40 CEST 2012 552 553 birdfont (0.4.0) stable; 554 555 * Larger control points 556 * Crop background updates position of the image 557 * Undo command for background images 558 * Faster multithreaded export 559 * Juxtapose glyphs and draw every glyph in its context 560 * New notdef. character 561 * New tab bar 562 563 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 14 13:11:13 CEST 2012 564 565 birdfont (0.3.0) stable; 566 567 * Embedded OpenType (EOT) support 568 * Utility for exporting fonts from the command line (birdfont-export) 569 * New preview and export codes 570 * Rotate, scale and crop background images 571 * New key bindings 572 573 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 9 20:54:18 CEST 2012 574 575 birdfont (0.2.0) stable; 576 577 * TTF support 578 * Desktop file and icon 579 * Merge paths 580 * Wine support 581 582 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 30 23:51:17 CEST 2012 583 584 birdfont (0.1.1) stable; 585 586 * Several important bug fixes 587 588 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 589 590 birdfont (0.1.0) stable; 591 592 * First release 593 594 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 595